A slick custom exterior, a comfy A/C interior, and a nice small
block under the hood - that's why this 1939 Ford 2-door sedan is
the perfect turn-key classic for all occasions.
The Tudor fastback body is sleek and ideally lends itself to a lowered and raked stance, without losing any of its backseat practicality. You're looking at Henry Ford era steel that has been nicely streamlined for an extra slick appearance. You see it in areas like the running boards, wider fenders, and frenched-in taillights & license plate. It was then wrapped in a modern red that looks great in the sunshine. But the reason you really love this design are all the brightwork touches. Teardrop headlight surrounds, V8 grille accents, mirror-like bumpers, dual exhaust tips, and that trim that runs the full-length of the car and hooks around the Ford name in the front - it's all part of a very artful factory package that still looks great today. And those American Racing wire wheels add to this custom's shine and distinction.
This is a very thoughtful custom-built interior, and that's evident from the moment you step inside. The button-top two-tone seats have a kind of plushness you'd expect from fine home furniture. And the gray cloth seen on the door panels, dash, headliner, and trunk is a great coordinating package. Your hands rest comfortably on the Lecarra steering wheel, and beyond that is cool custom digital gauge package. As you keep gazing across the dash, you'll see more upgrades like the AM/FM/CD stereo, auxiliary gauge trio, and cold air conditioning to keep you feeling cool while looking cool.
Since the rest of the car is built to show off, you'll be happy to see the engine bay is, too. The valve covers, air topper, radiator shroud, and braded steel radiator pipe all have a nice shine. Beyond flash, there's the substance of a Chevy 350 cubic-inch small block V8 that has been upgraded with pieces like a Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and rumbling dual exhaust. And more than just upgraded power, when you look at the undercarriage photos, you're going see great enhancements like a Mustang II-style independent front suspension and adjustable QA1 coilovers in the rear. Plus, there's also a three-speed automatic transmission and front disc brakes. And even if you're stuck in traffic, the aluminum radiator means this car can stay cool while you've got the A/C blowing. So this is a great all-around driving classic.
A standout appearance with all the right upgrades for everyday appeal. A car like this is the perfect anytime classic, but the first step to driving it every day is by making a call to us today!
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